Interior Design

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

The Interior Design program combines a study of the creative process with the practical requirements of materials, space planning, and building codes. Emphasis is placed upon using a variety of tools, including drawings and computer processes, to explore and communicate the solutions to design problems. Projects addressing both residential and commercial needs are incorporated into the program to provide a broad understanding of the field of interior design.

Admission and continuation in the interior design program is conditional upon completion of the following requirements:

A) A grade of C or better in High School Geometry or Math A exam.

B) Completion of required ESOL or Transitional Studies courses.

In addition, an understanding of the use of computers is expected. Those students who do not have such knowledge are encouraged to complete AAD 104 - Intro to Graphic Design, 2D prior to enrolling in IDE160- CAD for Interiors.

(Housed in: Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
IDE 101 Introduction to Interior Design I3
IDE 121 Interior Design Communication I4
ART 104 Drawing I4
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
IDE 102 Introduction to Interior Design II3
IDE 122 Interior Design Communication II4
IDE 160 CAD for Interiors3
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics (or higher)3
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
IDE 201 Interior Design III3
IDE 207 19th and 20th Century Interior Design3
IDE 260 CAD for Interiors II3
ART 125 Three Dimensional Design4
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
IDE 203 Interior Design IV3
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern 3
** PROGRAM ELECTIVES (complete one sequence):
For transfer:
AAD 160 Graphic Illustration: Vector Drawing 3
ART 130 Sculpture I 4
ART 154 Drawing the Human Figure 4
For professional study:
SPC 142 Public Speaking 3
CE 263 Cooperative Education Interior Design 4
FPT 107 Introduction to the NYS Building Codes 3